Character Design Challenge ♯163- The Armour Wars

So as one of the stipulations of last weeks contest was no armour or protective gear, guess what this weeks contest is.Yup, this week I want you to design the best suit of armour you can. You can do anything from medieval fantasy, through modern police riot gear, to a sci-fi storm-trooper like protective suit (though obviously not a storm-trooper suit, that's copyright).

Also, because I obviously didn't make this clear last week, I AM ONLY JUDGING THE COSTUME YOU PRODUCE. NO FACES, NO NON-STANDARD POSES AND NO BACKGROUNDS. Hair is only allowed if it is part of the costume. That is all.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯162 (Dressed To Impress) Winner

Honourable Mentions: KEric- Corset & SprocketSauce- Silent Empress

Winner: Hawk007- Aguar

ReBirth!! The New, new, new, new, new, new DCU

Well apparently the folks over at DC comics are at it again with another reboot of the entire DCU! Coming this June and August the entire New 52 line of comics will be cancelled and all titles will begin at #1 following a special Rebirth issue.

You can find a little more information  HERE

Character Of The Week: CantDraw- Shall We Get Going

Ok, I will get this out of the way straight away. This is CantDraw's version of one of my pictures. But that is not why I'm putting it as COTW. No, why I am putting it as COTW is because it is quite possibly the best thing I've seen done in Heromachine, and that is including Hall Of Fame stuff like SeanDavidRoss' "Portrait Of Nimble Jack" or Valyndirl's "Post-Apocalyptic Children". CantDraw, like all the best 'machiners, has a style all of his own. However, I defy anyone to even come close to replicating it. The way he shades is incredible. You want an example, well, if you excuse the meme, look at dat ass. If we just focus on the shading (and not how fine the aforementioned posterior is) you will notice how the shading is used to mimic real-life fabric, which is a very under-utilised technique of multilayered shading, further accentuated by tattoo patterns underneath the larger shading circles (something which carries on down the legs).  And after the shading we come to the pose and can we all just agree that CantDraw is too good at this. I'd love to explain how he manages to get such seemless custom poses, but to be honest I have no idea. When it comes to certain poses from other 'machiners, there are usually some clues as to how the pose is made up because you can see what items they've used. With this one though. Nope. I'm not even sure if the head is custom made or not (I'd think that it wasn't, but he's covered it so well that I can't tell *bars*). I also have to give a mention to the custom backwards facing high-heels CantDraw magicked up. Pretty nice.

Gallery- CantDraw Gallery Of Amazing Art

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Character Design Challenge ♯162- Dressed To Impress

So, those of you who've been around a while will know the drill on costume based contests, which is what this is, but for the sake of those of you who don't here's a quick run down. What I want you guys to do this week is design the best costume you possibly can. It can be from any genre, you can do everyday clothes, fantasy gowns, a superhero costume etc. The only things I don't want are armour or protective gear, that's another contest for another time. You don't even have to bother doing anything with the character or pose and the only reason you will need to do hair is if there is a hair-piece/ hat that goes with the costume. This is because I will only be judging you on the creativity of your costumes.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Challenge ♯161 (Alien(n)ation) Winner

Honourable Mentions: Rise- Priest And Warrior & Vectorman316- Tajkei of Mars

Winner: Superfly30- Alien Gothic

Character Of The Week: DeliriousAl- Wizdal

So, someone else decided to make a comeback this week and I'll bet half of you didn't realise, probably because he hasn't found his way back to the forums yet (he's probably got lost or something). Yes, DeliriousAl has (sort of) returned and the result is much as you would expect, striking visuals, intense colour combinations and madness, lots of madness. Apparently this is supposed to be a wizardfied versions of him, so all I can say is, if this was ever entered in the Creators Club, I'd give up with bothering to remove any backgrounds.

Gallery- DeliriousAl on DeviantArt

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Kaldath’s Corner: Supergirl x The Flash!

A quickie little Kaldath's Corner here to let everyone know that on March 28th our favorite speedster The Flash as played by Grant Gustin will be making a guest appearance on SuperGirl on March 28th!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/03/16/supergirl-the-flash-crossover-episode-cbs-cw-promo/81862482/

Creators Club Poster 2016

CCP Final

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I think we can draw the safe conclusion that I am not as good at this as MadJack, but oh well. Thanks to everyone who entered this year, I know this poster is missing a few people (in particular Stulte for obvious reasons. Hope you come back to us soon dude, I'll replace this version with your version), but it's the best I could do on such short notice. Also, sorry for all the debacle with getting everyone to resubmit, but at least we got it done.

Cheers.

JR out.

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Character Design Challenge ♯161- Alien(n)ation

Because I missed the bad puns alright.

Anyway, what I want you guys to do for this weeks challenge is to create a new race of aliens. Now the catch is you must show at least two variations of the species you create in the same picture whether those variations be male/ female, adult/ child, different classes (e.g. soldier & worker) etc. that's up to you, but you must show at least two obvious variations. How you show these variations is also up to you.

As per usual, no limits on the number of entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.